30 April – 1 May Sywell Aerodrome, UK
Now iN its third year, the Atomic Festival is more than simply a classic car show. It’s a huge vintage weekender which celebrates everything that was great about the post-WW2 era.
For fans of old motors, displays of hundreds of pre-1963 cars and bikes are the highlight. However, the action-packed event also brings together vintage aircraft aerobatics, eighth-mile strip action from traditional dragsters, stock cars and hot rods, rock ’n’ roll bands, DJs and dancing, the Wall of Death, a retro marketplace, mid-century caravans, a traditional fairground, a rock ’n’ roller rink and even a moon-lit drive-in movie.
Northamptonshire’s Art Deco-esque Sywell Aerodrome – an RAF base during WW2 – provides the perfect backdrop to this immersive step back to the golden era of fun and style.